Sep 3, 2010 11:30pm PDT
and basically helped us negotiate a surrender. >> we just looked up as the dude was walking out. >> reporter: martinez with his hands held high slowly walked out of the house. he was handcuffed, placed in a patrol car and taken away. >> good old-fashioned police work recognizing people who are wanted and being able to recognize the area and where the person lived and resided. >> reporter: police say martinez a known gang member was looking to shoot rival gang members who may have been at that birthday party back in march. they say eric was not the intended target. the suspect's mother declined to speak with us tonight. reporting live here in east oakland, mike mibach, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> authorities sifted through tons of trash in an east bay landfill today searching for a missing man in a landfill. they searched the landfill looking for the body of frederick salas who was reported missing a week ago, about the same time that his father was killed at a home in heck less america less. people suspect both were killed. the man was shot and killed by the highway patrol following a high-spe
Sep 8, 2010 11:30pm PDT
evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the side of the freeway. i had nowhere to ditch the truck. and i was just like, praying. >> reporter: the truck slammed into a honda causing a chain reaction.
Sep 14, 2010 11:30pm PDT
to see how they are coping with the disaster. and a controversy about a political candidate, is he using the fire victims to try to win an election. and you can find continuing coverage including more of those dispatched fire tapes. >>> the california governor's race is turning into a war of tv ads. former president bill clinton endorsed jerry brown today saying brown would make an excellent governor. just yesterday, brown was apologizing to clinton after brown made a joke of clinton's relationship with monica luwinsky. today president clinton made a statement that said, the tough campaign we fought 18 years ago is not relevant. >>> and today jerry released an ad of whitman as pinoccio. >>> and an ad by the teacher's union will not be allowed to be aired. >>> sarah shourd was released from a tyran prison this morning. this -pl cos among questions of her health and her two companions left behind. one of them her fiance. rita williams reports. >> reporter: it's a bittersweet story still with no end. >> i'm extremely grateful, i feel myself i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it'